Re: Fate of Lockheed Martin Athena 2 and Ikonos 1 satelliteunknown

Mir16609@aol.com
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 22:11:23 EDT

In a message dated 4/28/99 9:37:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
rmcconahy@earthlink.net writes:

> 
>  It seems that in order to travel over Africa that it did have to be 
launched
>  toward the south. Is this right?

See the graphic at Florida Today at:
http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/uselv/athena/ikonos1/pre03.jpg

It shows a southerly launch with AOS over McMurdo Station in Anartica, then 
over Africa, then Alaska.
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